Quality Mountain Days

The end of January saw me tick-off the first item on this years bucket list; the Mountain Training approved Mountain Leader training week with the excellent Phil George in Llanberis. My compadres and I spent 6 days learning to navigate, judge weather and manage groups over the hills, and indeed, the mountains of Snowdonia National [...]

Learning the Ropes

I didn't expect Arctic skills training to involve learning to tie knots. I naively thought that knowing how to tie my shoe laces would get me through. But, as I discovered, each knot must be fit for purpose and the double-bow used on my shoes will not prevent a tent blowing away in a gale. [...]